My recent birthday leave followed by a five-day holy week break was a much-needed respite from work – both primary and supplementary. It gave me time to look back and assess with whole-hearted gratitude and thanks for all of the great things that came my way. Some I fervently wished for, some just came to me as a surprise – just like an icing on the only kind of cake that I eat.
The past year have been so overwhelmingly great for me almost on all aspects – family, health, career and on the associations I was able to forge. It sometimes drives me to tearful thanks as I seek answers on why it is so. I don’t really know if I deserve all those but as a typical human, I accept it with wholeheartedness.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank the Lord for the gift of skills (and maybe talent) which allowed me to prosper on my career and opened up a slew of other opportunities for me to earn and grow as a person. I thank the Lord for the gift of friends and for the gift of knowing when a friendship is worth pursuing or not. You see as there are only two kinds of weather here in the country, so are friends – there are the “all-weather ones” that will surely withstand any kind of tests and those who will be there for your because the weather is sunshiny fair. I thank the Lord for revealing to me those whom I need not necessarily scratch from my list but to be careful from before my emotional investments become so achingly big. I thank the Lord for the gift of family as the one I have keeps me grounded and lets me know who and what I should be at the end of each day – a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a woman.
There are a lot of other things that I am sure to be thankful about that I might be unable to enumerate here at all. But one thing that I will never forget is to also thank the Lord for the gift of strangers – my acquaintances from the online world that I have been able to build through the years. Yes, that includes you who are reading this post. I may not be personally acquainted with each and everyone of you but I sincerely thank you for allotting a small amount of your time just by visiting and reading this blog.
As I give thanks, I also have the desire to be able to give back to a number of you. I am unable at this time to give back to all of you but I surely hope to be able to do that in the future. 🙂
Some of my blogger friends frown upon or avoid running (no pun intended) blog contests as it takes a lot of time as much as it generates a lot of doubts and issues from others who can’t find time to be happy for others. A number of us just finished with one but here is another one which I would love to have so that I can share some of the blessings that I have received from the past year. 🙂
So how does it go? Simple, just post a comment on this blog post – anything that you would like to say (except profanities please!) and
- The first LADY/FEMALE who will post a comment will receive a Sports Bra
- Person who will appear as Comment #3 will get to receive a PHP500 worth of Riovana Gift Certificate
- Person who will appear as Comment #30 will get to receive a PHP500 worth of Riovana Gift Certificate
- Person who will appear as Comment #41 will get to receive a PHP1,000 worth of Skechers Gift Certificate
- First person who will post and who happens to share the same birth month (March) and age (41) with me will receive a PHP1,000 worth of Skechers Gift Certificate. Please do let me know if you do. 😉
If I am not so lucky and I won’t be able to get to comment number 41 or worse, 30 these two items will have to be raffled-off.
Oh, and btw, no DTI thingy for this blog, only trust and confidence that you believe that when I use randomizer.org, the winners I publish are the true winners that were generated by the said program.
Again, thank you very much for taking the time to take a sneak peek on this blog and for some, using this blog as a resource and at times inspiration not just to lead an active lifestyle but also to do good not just for one’s self but for others as well.